Shirley Roberta Johnson, 87 years of age and longtime Harborite, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, with her family at her side, at her Montesano home, following an extended illness. She was born on October 28, 1926, in Stockholm, Maine to Peter and Bessie (McGuire) Carlstrom.
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Wallace Bernard “Wally” Welch, a Grayland resident died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 86. Wally was born April 4, 1928, at Alsea, Ore., to Bernard Harrison and Nettie May (Sturgis) Welch.
Walter Clair Lenahan, beloved husband of 57 years to Patricia Anne of Roanoke, Va.; father to Karen Diane Buchanan (Doug) of Roanoke, and Lorelei Pogany (Wayne) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; brother of Diane Tegelberg (Herb) of Montesano, Wash., and Sheri Downes (Brian) of Eugene, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents; Harold and Doris Lenahan, and brothers Ronald and Patrick Lenahan.
Emma Ruth Goodman, 88, of Abilene, passed away on Sept. 17, 2014, at a local nursing home. A visitation with the family is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
With her son John and partner Barb by her side, former Hoquiam resident Patricia A. McCullough died Aug. 29, 2014, at her home in Mesa, Ariz.
Marjorie Mae Clark, 87, a former longtime resident of Pomona, Calif., died Aug. 28, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash.
Hester Elizabeth Woodworth passed away Sept. 9, 2014, in Olympia, Wash., a month short of her 100th birthday. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, to David and Lola Fay (Nelson) Bagby in Grandview, Iowa. She lived in Hoquiam, Wash., for 79 years, and Olympia the last 11. She is survived by daughters; Joann Walhmark, Karen Tucker, Peggy Osborne and Sandra Oleson; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at the Summit Lake Community Association, 11545 Summit Lake Rd. NW on October 5, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please leave memories at www.FuneralAlternatives.org .
Charlie LeRoy Porter, 78 years of age and a longtime Harborite, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash. He was born on June 25, 1936, in Roy, Wash. to Albert Emory Sr. and Martha Amelia (Byrd) Porter.
Virginia L. Holm
Janette Grace Schamber, 70, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away at Fir Lane Rehabilitation Center, Shelton, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Janette was born in Aberdeen on March 17, 1944, the daughter of Thorne and Margaret (Maki) Brown. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1962.
Shirley “Darlene” Strunk, a peacemaker, took off her gloves at 57, put her hand in Jesus’s, and walked through the pearly gates of heaven at 9:54 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, after a long fight with lung cancer.
Nellie Josephene Harrison passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84. Nellie was born in Grand Tower, Ill. on Nov. 26, 1929 to James and Grace (Shaw) Godair and raised in Perryville, Mo.
Longtime resident William “Bret” Ellis passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family at his side on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. He was 45.
Nellie J. Harrison
Lois passed away peacefully under the care of Dr.’s Anne Marie Wong, Barbara Givens and Timothy Troeh, as well as many skilled and compassionate nurses/staff at Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Sept. 11, 2014.